By Wand Agency
Massachusetts personal injury attorney Steve Brooks explains what an arraignment is.
If you’ve been arrested, you will have a lot of questions. You may have been told you have an “arraignment” scheduled and you don’t understand what that means. The first time you appear in court is called an arraignment. This is when you will meet with the judge and bail will be discussed. Your charges are discussed based on the crimes you are being charged with. Bail is the amount of money needed for you to get out of jail. Sometimes there will not be any bail and you are released on the promise you will come back for your court date. This is called “released on own recognizance.” Or, the other side may be fighting to keep you in jail and not allow you to have any bail. You may also be asked to enter a plea at this time as well. The criminal process can be a confusing one and you will most likely need assistance with your case. Watch the video now to learn more.
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